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What's Happening at UMC Madison 12/6/21



Sunday, December 12th is the Third Sunday of Advent

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10:00am - Family Worship Service

11:00am - Fellowship Hour



There are many blank spaces yet to be filled

All gifts are due into the church office by Wednesday, December 8th.


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We will be holding Study Nights for Drew Students in the Church Library on December 13th-15th from 7-9:30pm. Please consider donating snacks and goodies to keep the students going!

Need a holiday gift? Our Fair Trade Market will be returning on the following Sundays for your shopping pleasure. We may even have a couple local crafters stopping by to show off their wares!

  • Nov 28
  • Dec 5
  • Dec 12
  • Dec 19

*If you have a special request or would like to pre-order a wrapped gift basket for pick-up, please contact Kellie at kkrondon1102@gmail.com

We have been invited by the Sarah Circle to a United Methodist Women gathering at Chatham United Methodist Church on Tuesday, December 7, at 10 am. The meeting will be in the Asbury Room and will include a social time, devotions and Christmas music led by Angela Notari. Please contact Laurie Hagerich if you plan on attending.


The season of Advent is a time of preparing our hearts for the joy of Christmas and the coming of the Christ Child. We hope you will help decorate our church in this season of miracles. If you can donate to the Christmas Flower Fund in honor or memory of a loved one, please complete the form in the pews and return it with your donation to the church office. Names of donors and their loved ones will be printed in the Christmas Eve bulletin.

Suggested donation: $20 minimum. The deadline is Sunday, December 19th.

We are once again including the inmates of the Morris County Correctional Facility in our Christmas gift giving. We will be collecting the items below at the church. Thank you for your generosity!


Sundays @ 4-5:30PM in the Fellowship Hall. We are in need of volunteers whose first language is English, who would be willing to be conversational partners with Drew students who are learning the language. Our hope is to deepen relationships in our community and learn from one another across culture and language. Students and volunteers are welcome. Any questions, contact Pastor Woo.


Acorn Academy is hiring! When we say this is a great place to start, we’re not just talking about children preparing for elementary school. It’s also about our employees. When you join our staff, you’ll discover the joy of learning, as you grow and develop in your career, alongside the children in your care. As you inspire them to achieve, you’ll be inventing your future too.

-Competitive wages

-Health Insurance offered

-Supportive, working environment

Email Kareena Salo, Director of Acorn Academy: 


New COVID-19 Developments

There has been a 30 percent increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations in New Jersey in the past two weeks. New Jersey’s Gov. Murphy said yesterday that he is “relatively hopeful” that restrictions will not have to reinstated, but he urged more people to get vaccinated in an effort to curb the upward trend. This afternoon, the CDC issued new guidelines, recommending that vaccinated people wear masks when indoors "in areas of substantial or high transmission." Vaccine resources, including the latest report from the CDC, can be found in the link below. At UMC Madison, we will continue to encourage but not mandate masks, unless COVID-19 trends in an alarming direction in the Morris County and nearby county areas. Please sanitize your hands, maintain social distance, and help keep one another safe.


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There are emails pretending to be from Robb Shoaf and other members of our congregation asking for Amazon Gift Cards to be sent to a friend or relative. Please do not respond to these. If you're in doubt as to whether an email is real, please pick up the phone and call that person.

Please be aware that there are emails and texts from Pastor Kate going out to our members asking for money. Do not reply to these as we have not sent anything out. You can contact Lisa in the office at 973-377-1231 or church@umcmadison.org if you have any questions.

Here is a link from the Federal Trade Commission on how to recognize and avoid Phishing Scams.

How to Recognize and Avoid Phishing Scams

Our full re-opening plan is ready for all to read.

CLICK HERE to see more.


If you haven't already done so please introduce yourself to our newest staff member, Woo Lim Kwak, better known as "Woo".

Woo is joining us as Student Assistant Pastor. You can learn more about Woo's worldly adventures by clicking this link.



  • Pastor Kate's family, on the death of her mom, Erika Glurich
  • Katie King and her family
  • Melda Pike
  • Roseanne Fowler Bohner
  • Thayna, Kareen, Mike and all those suffering from anxiety
  • Inez Walling
  • Tom Paddack
  • Vivian Bull, on her move to a new home in Pennsylvania, and happy birthday wishes
  • Paul Milas, recovering from surgery
  • Ray Barry, recovering from surgery
  • Shirley's sister Barbara, on the loss of her husband George
  • All doctors, scientists and health care professionals battling Covid

If you have a prayer request, please contact Lisa at church@umcmadison.org

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Church Office Hours

Monday - Friday

9:00am - 3pm

If you have any news or announcements you would like to go into this weekly email, please contact Lisa in the church office at

 973-377-1231 or church@umcmadison.org

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